Sunday, April 10, 2011


Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Tamron 28-80 lens @ 28mm, 3-Stop ND Filter, ISO 100, 3 Exposure HDR @ f/14
  Boy what a GREAT Sunday morning of photography!
  I got out of the house a little later than I wanted to this morning. I thought my daughter, Jocy, was going to go out photog'ing with me so I waited a little later leave.  Unfortunately, when I tried to wake her, she declined to come along.  She missed out.
  My intentions this morning were to explore N. River Rd.  Even though I did make it there, and have some great shots from there, I was detained somewhat when I came to a couple of new places just past Baby Falls, which is on the way.
  The first stop didn't yield the results that I was looking for mostly due to the sun peaking and creating a glare on the 6ft falls I was shooting.  Will visit those again when I can get out earlier.
  My second stop, however, was about 100 yards past the first one and it yielded one of my favorite shots that I have ever posted.  This large moss-covered rock was forcing the water flow to either side of it.  The flow on the right side was bottle-necked by another rock that made the water almost pour between the two.
  I was able to sit on a huge rock that rested about 10 feet down stream but allowed me to have a vantage point similar to being in the water.
  By putting my 3-stop Neutral Density Filter combined with my Polarizer Filter I was able to negate the morning sunlight and get some lengthy shutter speeds.
  I am really loving using my 30 day trial of HDR Express.  I used the Vivid styling in Express after processing the images and it really added some texture while retaining color.  I processed an almost identical image with the Dreamy styling and really loved it but it wasn't as realistic as today's post.
  What a fun morning.


  1. Kerri and Jason thank you so much. I have a different version of this using the Dreamy style in HDR Express that is growing quickly on me. May post it as a comparison.

  2. So very beautiful & serene, Jerry, what a truly great capture my friend!!